Lilia came to the US from Russia at 17 in the early eighties -- unwillingly -- and was both horrified and enthralled by New York City, fell in love with it, worried about it, cheered it on for 30 plus years; volunteered, worked, made art, taught art, and raised two children.
The work is personal and political and is often concerned loss and change.
It does not have a rosy outlook. Life is hard. There is an enormous amount of suffering, displacement, pain, loss. It is also about love and attachment. It is about the passage of time. It is about survival. And love.